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Replacement workers crossing ‘Biggest Loser’ picket lines

Los Angeles' KTLA is following the Biggest Loser labor unrest situation that has seen approximately 50 crew workers go on strike and picket the Calabasas set of the NBC reality show.
November 15, 2010

Los Angeles’ KTLA is following the Biggest Loser labor unrest situation that has seen approximately 50 crew workers go on strike and picket the Calabasas set of the NBC reality show. Replacement workers are currently crossing picket lines on this, the second week follwing the walkout of crew members on the evening of November 8. The workers are looking to sign a union contract with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) but the production companies behind the series, Reveille Productions, 3Ball Productions and 25/7 Productions, have refused to sign the deal. The Hollywood Reporter has also been monitoring the picket line at the set and says approximately 100 people – striking workers and IATSE supporters – are orderly in their picketing thus far. Meanwhile, The Wrap is reporting trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper have refused to cross the picket line.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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